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Tennis Star Elena Baltacha Dies at 30

photo credit: Marianne Bevis via photopin cc Former Olympian and long-term British No. 1 Elena Baltacha died on Sunday night after a battle with liver cancer. Baltacha was one of the faces of the British women’s tennis circuit and is one of the most highly decorated tennis players in the nation’s history.  Baltacha was a four-time recipient of the coveted British Aegon Award...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennis Reacts to the Passing of Elena Baltacha

#170797212 / (May 5, 2014) Tennis is mourning the passing of Elena Baltacha who died on Sunday after a battle with liver cancer at the age of 30. The former British No. 1 was born in the Ukraine and was a member of  Great Britain’s Fed Cup team and participated in the 2012 Olympics. Former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha Dies from Liver Cancer The tennis world took...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former British No. 1 Elena Baltacha Dies from Liver Cancer

(May 4, 2014) Former top 50 tennis player Elena Baltacha, lost her battle with liver cancer died Sunday at the age of 30. Just two months after retiring in January, Baltacha  a former British No. 1 was diagnosed with cancer. Baltacha who was a member of Great Britain’s Olympic team in 2012 achieved her  highest ranking, No. 49 in 2011.   Statement from Nino Severino, Elena Baltacha’s...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Former British No.1 Elena Baltacha Retires from Tennis

Elena Baltacha photo by James Jordan Photography (November 18, 2013) Great Britain’s Elena Baltacha announced her retirement from tennis on Monday. She released the following statement:   “It just feels it’s the right time. My body has taken such a bruising over the last 16 years and that’s finally taken its toll. I have had some amazing experiences through playing tennis...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltacha’s Comeback Trail

By Ros Satar (May 28, 2013) You could be forgiven for thinking you were sitting in another first round winner’s news conference, but the joy of being able to compete at the top tier was evident for Elena Baltacha, despite a 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Marina Erakovic.   Elena Baltacha has been through more in [...]
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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